Becoming Enrolled

Once you have applied and been admitted to the college, there are a few steps you need to complete in order to become officially enrolled as a student at Normandale.

We recommend you complete these steps as early as possible. If you need assistance you can visit us at Normandale and use one of admissions' computers where help is readily available or contact us at 952-358-8201.

Follow These Steps:

Step 1) Complete the Placement Tests

Schedule Online

All new students need placement scores for reading, writing and math before attending an Advising and Registration session.

Here is information on testing waivers, accommodations, practice tests and more.

You will need an acceptable form of photo identification for check-in.

Allow a minimum of 3 hours if you are taking all 3 tests.

Placement Testing May Not Be Needed IF:
You have submitted -

  • Official college transcripts
  • Copies of score reports from any previous ACT, SAT
  • Other course placement testing you have completed.

You will receive an evaluation form by mail indicating which placement tests have been waived. Allow two to three weeks for delivery and processing of the above prior to your Advising and Registration session.

Step 2) Register for Advising & Registration


View Online Orientation

Orientation Part 1: 
View the Online Orientation Module
 and then proceed to Part 2.


Register for Advising & Registration

Orientation Part 2:  Attend "On-Campus" Advising and Registration session
New students will register for the first time at an Advising & Registration (A&R) session.  During your A&R session you will receive advice on how to achieve academic success at the College. Advisors and Counselors are also available to help you select an appropriate course schedule based on your interest, abilities and goals.

It is important that you arrive on time and bring an acceptable form of photo identification for check-in.
   Transfer students should click here for information on a Live Webinar Advising Session.

Step 3) Activate Your Star ID

Activate Your Star ID

You will need to activate your Star ID to access your campus information and other campus services.

Step 4) Your Student Email Account

Access Your Email

The College has provided an e-mail account to you. Your Normandale email is THE primary means of communication. Important notices and information about registration, tuition payments, financial aid, and so much more is sent to this address on a regular basis.

You will need your StarID and Password  (see Step 3) to access your student email account for the first time.

Step 5) Apply for Financial Aid

Complete FAFSA

All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at each year to establish eligibility for federal and state grants, loans and work study.

Complete information on how to apply for financial aid is available on the Financial Aid and Scholarship website.

If the college has not received your FAFSA results by the payment deadline date, you will need to make other arrangements for payment of tuition, fees and books. Your options include cash, credit card or the Nelnet Payment Plan. Your expenses may be reimbursed with the receipt of financial aid later in the term.

Step 6) Pay Your Tuition and Fees

Payment Options

The tuition due date is typically one month prior to the start of the semester. After this date, tuition is due within 24 hours of registration. Normandale does not mail tuition invoices.

Invoice statements and payment details are found on-line at the Normandale Business Office website.

Payment can be made with cash, by check, credit card or through a Nelnet Payment Plan.

You may be dropped from classes if you have not made payment in full or payment arrangements by the established payment deadline.